A new Gallop poll (a Values and Beliefs Survey) indicates that 4 out of 10 Americans believe 'God' created the Earth and modern humans (independently from evolution) from 6 to 10 thousand years ago. Per the article:
Four in 10 Americans believe God created the Earth and anatomically modern humans, less than 10,000 years ago, according to a new Gallup poll....About half of Americans believe humans evolved over millions of years, with most of those people saying that God guided the process....three-quarters believe in the virgin birth of Jesus, according to a 2013 Pew survey.....a 2014 National Science Foundation study found that only three out of four Americans know that the Earth revolves around the sun and not vice versa, and a large percentage didn't know the Earth's core was hot....
There is a silver lining - The percentage of Americans who believe in natural selection has increased significantly. Per the article:
Though the percentage of people who believe in creationism has changed little over the decades, the percentage of people who believe humans evolved without God has more than doubled, and the percentage who believe in God-guided evolution has decreased. (Bold added.)
Yelian, that was well and most readably said.
...4, 6, 8, etc eyes/ears/hands (and half as many minds) can ensure survival better than 2 (or 1).
Thanks Yelina. I agree with Tom S about the readability.
It makes sense that Morons are not being eliminated by natural selection as much now. It's something I had not thought of before.
Sadly, that is one of the few times our compassion has been a problem for us as a species, not that I would give it up for anything, but we do too much to protect those who should not be allowed to reproduce. Unfortunately, evolution doesn't always favor the smartest, fastest, or strongest, only those who reproduce in the greatest numbers.
And worse yet, we do not just let morons breed, we glorify them, encourage them, and put them up on pedestals, give them TV shows.
It is similar to the people who overuse things like hand sanitizers, you are preventing your body's natural ability to fight off the bad germs, and even killing off the good ones. It does real harm, but 'we' keep using them, and look at someone saying they should not like we grew a 3rd head...